Noun(1) an attack of machine-gun fire or cannon fire from a low flying airplane
Verb(1) attack with machine guns or cannon fire from a low-flying plane
(1) Remember that a well-placed strafe will chew up an airplane on the ground.(2) next morning they were to carry out a strafe of airfields in southern Greece(3) Air bases were attacked, ships were strafed and fuel dumps were blown up.(4) Later, helicopter gunships reportedly flew over the area, strafing terrorist positions.(5) A government office that had been taken over by the militiamen and used to store ammunition was strafed by a helicopter gunship and then reduced to rubble by tank fire.(6) Helicopter gunships and jet fighters systematically strafed the village, reportedly using information from spy satellites for targeting.(7) From the air, two helicopters strafed the village.(8) To get here they had traversed mile after mile of rugged terrain while strafed by aircraft.(9) Helicopter gunships strafed the area where the guerrilla group was fleeing.(10) The frigate was covering the cargo vessels when the fighters roared in, strafed it with cannon fire, and hit it with four bombs that failed to explode.(11) Then the village is burned to the ground as those trying to escape are bombed and strafed by aircraft.(12) Unopposed for much of the raid, they dive bombed ordinary streets, strafing them with machine gun fire.(13) Allied forces quickly ruptured the German front and penetrated deep behind the lines, while Allied aircraft mercilessly strafed the retreating Germans.(14) The second flight made an S-turn and strafed the deck and set the ship on fire.(15) Several enemy aircraft were strafed and destroyed and airfield buildings were attacked.(16) Just what would have happened if Rommel's staff car had not been strafed by the RAF, thus putting him out of action four days before the assassination attempt, is one of the great might-have-beens of history.
1. bomb ::
2. shell ::
3. bombard ::
4. fire on ::
5. machine-gun ::
6. rake with gunfire ::
7. enfilade ::
8. fusillade ::
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